Submitted by DoggianoMaster in programming (edited )

Hi fellas I've recently posted here https://raddle.me/124363 about my "social network" with its own protocol, that I made in python using the sockets library. I've compiled the client with pyinstaller, but windows detect it as a virus.

My post got brutally down voted and I would agree if clicking the link windows screamed DUDE THAT RECIEVES COMMANDS FROM AN HACKER AND EXECUTES THEM

If some of you have any experience with python compiling please help me to solve this misunderstanding. Thanks

Ps: in the original post there's also the link to the github repo so you can check the client source code and confirm that it's not a virus

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southerntofu wrote

My post got brutally down voted and I would agree if clicking the link windows screamed DUDE THAT RECIEVES COMMANDS FROM AN HACKER AND EXECUTES THEM

Hey, as you may or may not know, running random programs you find on the Internet is the best way to compromise your entire system, even with an "antivirus". So we try not to encourage that around here.

Also related, a lot of people don't use Windows. Your python code was cross-platform, simple instructions to run it (git clone.. python3 ...) would have been more appreciated than an .EXE.

I'm sorry you felt reaction was brutal, but i can assure you it was nothing more than a self-defense mechanism with no ill intent.

On a sidenote, do you know about federated communications protocol like XMPP? They're great so there is no central control on a server and you can use a client of your choice. While i admire that you spent some time rewriting yet another social networking protocol, there's already some good stuff out there ;)

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432Hz wrote

I don't understand the problem.

But that sounds interesting.

Good luck !!! :D

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DoggianoMaster OP wrote

Thanks, I've patched it using onedir instead of onefile and creating an installer, this worked for me ;)

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